Online simulation: Energetics: Kinetic Energy and Gravitational Potential Energy (PhET, UC/Boulder)

Posted on August 16, 2010 by


The dude moves under gravity only. Watch how his KE and GPE go flippy-floppy

Interactive simulation of how kinetic energy and gravitational potential energy trade off as an object moves.

Learn about conservation of energy with a skater dude! Build tracks, ramps and jumps for the skater and view the kinetic energy, potential energy and friction as he moves. You can also take the skater to different planets or even space!

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PhET is a collection of online science and math simulations sponsored by the University of Colorado, Boulder. They can be run from any web browser provided Java/and or Flash are installed on your local computer.